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  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
  • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic story, by a master storyteller

  • By Phil Culmer on 07-03-18

A classic story, by a master storyteller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

And with the perfect person to read it. "It is a far, far, better thing I do..." Amazingly moving writing, teamed with the ideal voice for Dickens.

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  • Storm from the Shadows

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force led by Honor Harrington in an all-out space battle. The odds were against the Star Kingdom forces, and they had to run. But Michelle's ship was crippled, and had to be destroyed to prevent superior Manticoran technology from falling into Havenite hands, and she and her surviving crew were taken prisoner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wandering Accents

  • By Dave Bruce on 27-05-10

Great story, one or two slips in narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-17

A great story, but there were a few times when the narrator broke the spell - things like "Peep reJECTs" rather than "REjects" if you follow me.

  • The Shadow of Saganami

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 30 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where has Alyson gone?

  • By N. J. Addley on 30-10-13

Inclined to agree

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Great story, but much inclined to agree with the criticisms of the narrator's attempts at female voices - many of them sounded more like children than women.

  • Neurotribes

  • The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
  • By: Steve Silberman
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Varied and informative.

  • By TOOTSIE1071 on 27-09-17

An essential text for anyone interest in autism.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-17

Steve Silberman lays out the development of our understanding of autism, from its early days when it was considered an ivisibly rare pathology, to the current day, where aour understanding of its various flavours is starting to develop, and artists are finally starting to be acknowledged as the people who can best explain what it is like to be autistic.

  • At the Sign of Triumph

  • Safehold, Book 9
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 34 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

The Church of God Awaiting's triumph over Charis was inevitable. Despite its prosperity, the Charis was a single, small island realm. It boasted less than 2 percent of the total population of Safehold. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Jamie Angus on 11-09-18

The end of an era!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-17

I hope we'll hear more of this story; the end of the beginning - there is so much more to discover here, and I hope Mr Weber will tell us what happens next.